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Job Fit: Trade Secrets ep. 2 (2/8/2016) - #jobfitmatters #executivesearch A photo posted by JobfitMatters (@jobfitmatters) on Feb 5, 2016 at 9:05am PST Join us on Instagram here!
Jobfit: Trade Secrets ep. 1 (1/21/2016) -   25 to 30 percent of nonprofit CEO searches are outsourced. The Perfect Search by Tommy Thomas is for those board members who can not or choose not to retain outside counsel to fill an executive position.  The Perfect Search is available for purchase here.  
A Christmas Tradition: The Acorn Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree (12/24/2015) - My Mom and Dad were great cooks. Their repertoire ranged from feeding large crowds with slow cooked pit bar-b-cue or fried catfish to “southern meat and three.” To sit down at their table when they cooked roast beef, potatoes, peas, butterbeans, corn, squash and hot biscuits was a southern country culinary delight. However, to the […]
Looking for Meaning at Work? Here’s How to Find It… (5/19/2015) - You don’t want to miss this article explaining the value of understanding your innate giftedness and motivation and how to apply it in your work life. “SIMA has found these patterns of motivated abilities remain constant throughout one’s life. The child who at five enjoys solving math problems is very likely to pursue analytical problem […]
The Ten Commandments of Meetings (5/12/2015) - View image | gettyimages.com Recently, we were in a client Board Meeting. We got a lot done that day, but one of the members of the Board said something to the effect of “all of their meetings weren’t like that.” That reminded us of something that Jerold Panas wrote in one of his books that […]
To STEM or not to STEM in Christian Schools (5/7/2015) - This week we are switching gears to the K-12 sector in Christian education. It is a delight to feature George Sanker, Headmaster of Covenant School in Charlottesville, VA and his perspective on STEM and liberal arts programs in Christian schools. When I accepted the position of Headmaster at The Covenant School in Charlottesville, VA, I […]
Why Did We Hire This Person: Part 7 (4/28/2015) - The last problem we’re going to address in our guest series, “Why Did We Hire this Person?” by Ben Dilla and Ron Evans is expressed in the question, “The person we selected isn’t doing well because either (a) several of us interviewed each candidate individually and never reached consensus or (b) we interviewed each candidate […]
Why Did We Hire This Person: Part 6 (4/21/2015) - Part 6 of our series with Ben Dilla and Ron Evans is short and sweet but an important reminder when it comes to selecting and working with an executive recruiter. “We took the word of a recruiter that this was the most qualified candidate, but now we know we should have asked more questions.” Most […]
Why Did We Hire This Person: Part 5 (4/14/2015) - We hope you are gleaning from our guest series, Why Did We Hire This Person” by Ben Dilla and Ron Evans. Part 5 is for organizations that have found themselves saying… “We hired someone really different and now we find they’re not fitting in well.” Congratulations, you succeeded in “breaking the mold” and finding someone […]
Why Did We Hire This Person: Part 4 (3/31/2015) - Part 4 of this enlightening 7 part guest series featuring our friends Ben Dilla and Ron Evans addresses the realization: “We were looking for someone really different to add to the team and take us in new directions, and we ended up with a clone of what we already have.” While you may have embarked […]
Why Did We Hire This Person: Part 3 (3/5/2015) - Part 3 of our 7 part series with Ben Dilla and Ron Evans continues to discuss the glaring question organizations find themselves asking, “Why did we hire this person?” We’ve covered the realization of not knowing what the organization was looking for and intentionally limiting the talent pool. Today’s observation faces when an organization realizes… […]
Why Did We Hire This Person: Part 2 (2/27/2015) - We are continuing the 7 part series with our colleagues Ben Dilla and Ron Evans discussing a topic that organizations may not necessarily want to admit but commonly find themselves discovering and/or wanting to prevent in the future. The glaring observation is: “Why did we hire THIS person? As we’ve said, it is a painful […]
Why Did We Hire This Person: Part 1 (2/18/2015) - We are beginning a guest post series by our colleagues Ben Dilla and Ron Evans discussing a topic that an organization may not necessarily want to admit. This series will cover 7 observations for organizations finding themselves asking this question and those wanting to prevent being in the situation. “Why did we hire THIS person? It’s painful […]
Developing a Succession Policy Part 4 (2/5/2015) - We hope you’ve found our series on developing a succession policy helpful as your organization faces a CEO transition. If you’re just now joining us, click here for Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Without further ado, our final part in this four part series recommends… Key Factors in Baselining the new Chief Executive […]
Developing a Succession Policy Part 3 (1/27/2015) - This week we’re picking up where we left off with our Developing a Succession Plan Series. Be sure to catch Part 1 and Part 2 as you will definitely find those helpful in the succession process.  This Part 3 focusses on the actual transition and some key factors to consider to ensure a well thought […]